Meditating with CBD will bring you calm and peace of mind.

You can’t hang out with your friends. You can’t go to the beach. You can’t even go out to dinner. Everywhere you turn is a potential opportunity for illness. Everything is stressful. Fortunately, meditating with CBD is the solution you’ve been looking for.

Meditation reduces stress, controls anxiety, promotes optimal health, enhances self-awareness, improves attention span, may reduce memory loss, and more, according to Healthline.

Combine that with the anxiety-, stress-, and pain-relieving CBD and you’ve got yourself a recipe for calm and peace of mind — something we could all use right now.

Here are ten tips for getting started meditating with CBD:

1. Make Time

To see the best results, you should meditate on a consistent basis. Make sure you designate a set time each day for practicing meditation. It doesn’t need to be a long time — even just a few minutes can be beneficial. Just as with anything else, meditation is a skill that takes repeated practice to master. The more consistent you are with your meditation, the easier it will become — and the more benefits you will see.

2. Create Space

Ideally, you’d meditate in a high-walled garden full of flowers, butterflies, chirping birds, and a soothing waterfall. But, this just isn’t realistic for a lot of people. Fortunately, all you really need to meditate is a place where you won’t be interrupted. If you can, dim the lights and light one of your favorite candles or incense — just make sure it’s calming and not overpowering. Music also adds to the calming atmosphere, so turn on some relaxing ambient music. YouTube is a great place to find meditation playlists.

3. Declutter the Space

It’s simple — if your environment is clean, then your mind can relax during meditation. Make sure your meditation space stays as tidy and clean as possible, as that affects your meditation experience

4. Apply CBD Topicals

Now that you’ve created your space and are ready to enjoy it, it’s time to apply the CBD topicals. Apply some balm, salve, lotion, or other CBD topical on the areas that have the most tension and pain. This will help your whole body relax, rather than you being jolted out of your meditation every time your muscles decide to spasm.

5. Meditating with CBD Tincture

About 15 to 30 minutes before you start your meditation, take some CBD tincture sublingually. This will give the tincture enough time to work, helping you to relax and feel calm during your meditation.

6. Set a Comfortable Temperature

Two of the biggest meditation hurdles are agitation and sleepiness. If your meditation space is too warm, you’re more likely to fall asleep. If it’s too cold, you will be agitated. Instead, adjust the temperature in your space according to your personal preference. This will help you stay aware, awake, and focused on your meditation.

7. Light Up As You Like

Smoking hemp before your meditation will help you focus your thoughts, clear your head, and calm your body and mind. Meditating CBD promotes relaxation while easing anxiety and tension.

8. Choosing Calming Fragrances

If you would like your space to smell nice throughout your meditation, light a scented candle or some incense. Some of the best scents for relaxation are sandalwood, vanilla, lavender, and jasmine.

9. Use a Cushion for Comfort

It’s best to avoid meditating directly on the floor, as this may cause stiffness and tension. Instead, use a soft yoga mat or a cushion. If you find it difficult to sit down on the mat or a pillow, you can also sit in a chair or lay down on your bed.

10. Turn Your Phone on Silent

Meditation is your quiet time, which means those phone calls and social media notifications can wait for those ten or so minutes that you are taking for yourself. Make sure you either turn off your phone or switch it to silent. Keep it away from you, though you can use the timer to time your meditation.

There you go! Now that you’ve created your own meditation space, taken your CBD, and set a calming mood, it’s time for you to meditate.

Follow this basic meditation to get started:

A Basic Breathing Meditation for Beginners

  1. Set a timer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Go to your meditation space and sit in a comfortable position. You can sit cross-legged, lay down, sit in a chair, or take on any other position you find the most comfortable.
  3. Close your eyes gently. Don’t squeeze your eyes shut, just gently close them.
  4. Breathe naturally, through your nose, without attempting to change or control your breath. Become aware of the sensation of your breath as you inhale and exhale. Become aware of the feeling of air as it enters and leaves your nostrils. This sensation is the focus of your meditation. Pay attention to your breathing, to the exclusion of everything else.
  5. Your mind will wander and thoughts may race by. Let these thoughts pass and return your focus to your breathing.

You will be able to reduce stress just by doing this meditation for five to ten minutes each day. Use the CBD during your meditation for heightened calm and mindfulness.